SUICIDAL TENDENCIES

Crossover Thrash / Hardcore Punk / Thrash Metal / Funk Metal / Alternative Metal • United States
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Suicidal Tendencies is an American hardcore punk band ( later thrash metal) formed in 1982 in Venice, California. Sometimes regarded as the progenitors of skate punk, they later incorporated significant heavy metal and thrash elements. The group, led by Mike Muir ("Cyco Miko"), had a rough start that included being voted "Worst Band/Biggest Assholes" in Flipside in 1982. Using the opposition to fuel creativity, they quickly gained a following, performing larger and larger gigs. As the size grew, so did the rumors of gang relations and violence (eventually leading to a Los Angeles ban on public performances by Suicidal Tendencies). The band signed with the indie label Frontier Records and issued their classic self-titled debut in 1983. The album was the best-selling hardcore album up to that point. It included many memorable songs. The video for Institutionalized was one of the first hardcore punk videos to receive substantial airplay on read more...
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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Discography

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES albums / top albums

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Suicidal Tendencies album cover 3.94 | 15 ratings
Suicidal Tendencies
Hardcore Punk 1983
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Join the Army album cover 3.60 | 11 ratings
Join the Army
Crossover Thrash 1987
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today album cover 4.00 | 13 ratings
How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today
Thrash Metal 1988
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Lights... Camera... Revolution! album cover 4.30 | 19 ratings
Lights... Camera... Revolution!
Crossover Thrash 1990
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES The Art of Rebellion album cover 4.10 | 15 ratings
The Art of Rebellion
Alternative Metal 1992
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Still Cyco After All These Years album cover 4.08 | 6 ratings
Still Cyco After All These Years
Crossover Thrash 1993
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Suicidal for Life album cover 3.50 | 6 ratings
Suicidal for Life
Crossover Thrash 1994
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Freedumb album cover 3.09 | 7 ratings
Freedumb
Hardcore Punk 1999
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Free Your Soul... and Save My Mind album cover 3.22 | 5 ratings
Free Your Soul... and Save My Mind
Funk Metal 2000
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES 13 album cover 3.75 | 8 ratings
13
Crossover Thrash 2013
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES World Gone Mad album cover 3.88 | 4 ratings
World Gone Mad
Crossover Thrash 2016
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Still Cyco Punk After All These Years album cover 3.42 | 2 ratings
Still Cyco Punk After All These Years
Hardcore Punk 2018

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES EPs & splits

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Welcome to Venice album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Welcome to Venice
Crossover Thrash 1985
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Suicidal: Friends & Family (Epic Escape) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Suicidal: Friends & Family (Epic Escape)
Crossover Thrash 1997
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Six the Hard Way album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Six the Hard Way
Crossover Thrash 1998
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Schizophrenic Born Again Problem Child album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Schizophrenic Born Again Problem Child
Crossover Thrash 2001
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Year of the Cycos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Year of the Cycos
Crossover Thrash 2009
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Get Your Fight On! album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Get Your Fight On!
Crossover Thrash 2018

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES live albums

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Demo 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Demo 2
Hardcore Punk 1982
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Demo 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Demo 1
Hardcore Punk 1982
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Demo '86 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Demo '86
Crossover Thrash 1986
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Send Me Your Money album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Send Me Your Money
Crossover Thrash 1990
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Monopoly on Sorrow album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monopoly on Sorrow
Crossover Thrash 1992
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES I Saw Your Mommy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Saw Your Mommy
Crossover Thrash 1993
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES A Punk Rock Block or 3 Songs, 3 Minutes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Punk Rock Block or 3 Songs, 3 Minutes
Crossover Thrash 1993
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Busload of Freaks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Busload of Freaks
Crossover Thrash 1993

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES re-issues & compilations

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Controlled by Hatred / Feel Like Shit... Deja-Vu album cover 4.05 | 6 ratings
Controlled by Hatred / Feel Like Shit... Deja-Vu
Crossover Thrash 1989
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Lights...Camera...Conversation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lights...Camera...Conversation
Crossover Thrash 1990
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES FNG album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
FNG
Crossover Thrash 1991
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Prime Cuts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prime Cuts
Crossover Thrash 1997
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Playlist: The Very Best of Suicidal Tendencies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Playlist: The Very Best of Suicidal Tendencies
Crossover Thrash 2010
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family
Crossover Thrash 2010
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Original Album Classics album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Original Album Classics
Crossover Thrash 2011

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES singles (10)

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3.50 | 1 ratings
Possessed to Skate
Crossover Thrash 1987
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5.00 | 1 ratings
Trip at the Brain
Crossover Thrash 1988
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0.00 | 0 ratings
Institutionalised
Crossover Thrash 1988
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0.00 | 0 ratings
Surf & Slam / Pledge Your Allegiance
Crossover Thrash 1988
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5.00 | 1 ratings
Send Me Your Money
Crossover Thrash 1990
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0.00 | 0 ratings
I'll Hate You Better
Crossover Thrash 1992
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0.00 | 0 ratings
Asleep at the Wheel
Crossover Thrash 1992
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0.00 | 0 ratings
Nobody Hears
Crossover Thrash 1992
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0.00 | 0 ratings
I'll Hate You Better (1993)
Crossover Thrash 1993
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Love vs. Loneliness
Crossover Thrash 1994

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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5.00 | 1 ratings
Lights... Camera... Suicidal
Crossover Thrash 1990
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Live at the Olympic Auditorium
Crossover Thrash 2010

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Reviews

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Controlled by Hatred / Feel Like Shit... Deja-Vu

Boxset / Compilation · 1989 · Crossover Thrash
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"Controlled by Hatred / Feel Like Shit... Deja-Vu" is a compilation release by US thrash/heavy metal act Suicidal Tendencies. The compilation was released through Epic Records in October 1989 and bridges the gap between the band´s third and fourth full-length studio albums "How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today (1988)" and "Lights... Camera... Revolution! (1990)". The band have often been cited for calling it a double EP, and tracks 1-4 of the release are labeled as "Controlled by Hatred" while tracks 5-9 are labeled as "Feel Like Shit...Deja-Vu". No seperate EPs ever existed though.

"Controlled by Hatred / Feel Like Shit... Deja-Vu" is a bit of an interesting collection of tracks, as the compilation features four No Mercy covers, one Los Cycos cover, one unreleased track from the "How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today (1988)" recording sessions, one freshly recorded original track, a "heavy emotion version" of "How Will I Laugh Tomorrow" and a video edit version of "How Will I Laugh Tomorrow". While the latter is a bit redundant if you already own "How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today (1988)", the rest of the material featured on the release is definitely worth the price of admission.

Both Los Cycos and No Mercy were short lived side-projects led by Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir (Muir co-founded No Mercy with guitarist Mike Clark, who would soon after become a member of Suicidal Tendencies), while he worked on deciding if he would continue Suicidal Tendencies. Suicidal Tendencies ran into several issues during their early years, because of violence at their shows and the Los Angeles Police accusing the band of gang relations, which eventually led to a ban from playing live shows in their home town. Muir therefore gave it some serious thought if he was gonna continue with Suicidal Tendencies, and in the meantime kept busy with both Los Cycos and No Mercy as well as starting to produce music and also created his own record label Suicidal Records.

Los Cycos only recorded one track titled "It's Not Easy", which was originally featured on the "Welcome to Venice (1985)" compilation album and No Mercy (who also appeared on the "Welcome to Venice (1985)" compilation) only released one studio album and a couple of minor releases. The four No Mercy covers on "Controlled by Hatred / Feel Like Shit... Deja-Vu" are all culled from that project´s sole studio album "Widespread Bloodshed Love Runs Red (1987)". Stylistically neither Los Cycos nor No Mercy are very far from the crossover thrash metal of Suicidal Tendencies, and if you didn´t know better you´d probably think this was just leftover Suicidal Tendencies material from 1985-1988. So despite the different recording history of the original tracks, there is a good flow and stylistic consistency to "Controlled by Hatred / Feel Like Shit... Deja-Vu".

Highlights include "Waking the Dead", "Feel like Shit... Deja-Vu", and "How Will I Laugh Tomorrow (Heavy Emotion version)". While acoustic versions of classic tracks aren´t always the most successful formula, the "heavy emotion version" of "How Will I Laugh Tomorrow" is actually quite intriguing. So it´s definitely worth a mention here. "Waking the Dead" is a nice heavy track with a menacing thrashy riff and rhythm. Maybe slightly too long and repetitive, but damn... that riff is heavy. "Feel like Shit... Deja-Vu" is the track on the compilation which sounds mostly like a transition track between "How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today (1988)" and "Lights... Camera... Revolution! (1990)".

Upon conclusion "Controlled by Hatred / Feel Like Shit... Deja-Vu" is a compilation that most fans of the 1985-1988 period of the band´s discography will probably enjoy listening to. To my ears the sound production could have prospered from a more powerful guitar tone, but it´s overall a relatively well sounding release, considering the time of release. A 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved.

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Lights... Camera... Revolution!

Album · 1990 · Crossover Thrash
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You say the revolution will not be televised? Suicidal Tendencies beg to differ! This album finds the band having evolved far from the skate punk of their debut and so deep into crossover thrash territory that, depending on exactly where you draw the line, they risk busting out the other side into straight-up thrash territory, with Mike Muir's vocals retaining a bit more of a hardcore punk style to them as a reminder of the band's origins.

As far as what kind of thrash we're looking at... imagine if peak-era Anthrax (singalong moments and all) went substantially darker with their lyrics, and you'll be somewhere in the right region. On the whole, a hell of a fun album. I'd say any thrash metal fan will find plenty to enjoy here, but if you come at crossover thrash from the hardcore punk end of the spectrum, you may need to adjust your expectations accordingly.

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Still Cyco Punk After All These Years

Album · 2018 · Hardcore Punk
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"Still Cyco Punk After All These Years" is the 11th full-length studio album by US, California based thrash/crossover/heavy metal act Suicidal Tendencies. The album was released through Suicidal Records in September 2018. It´s the successor to "World Gone Mad" from 2016, although the two full-length studio albums are bridged by the "Get Your Fight On!" EP from March 2018. Since the EP was recorded guitarist Jeff Pogan has left.

The title of the album is a pun on the band´s 1993 release "Still Cyco After All These Years" which in part is a re-recording of Suicidal Tendencies self-titled debut album from 1983. The reason for the pun is that "Still Cyco Punk After All These Years" is also a re-recording of a debut album. This time around it´s a re-recording of Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir´s solo debut full-length studio album "Lost My Brain! (Once Again)" from 1996. The tracklist is in a different order to the original and the band have opted to omit the two tracks "Cyco Miko Wants You" and "Ain't Mess'n Around", but have included "Sippin' from the Insanitea" instead, which wasn´t on the original release. To those who miss the brilliant "Ain't Mess'n Around", the re-recording of that song is available on the "Get Your Fight On! (2018)" EP.

Other than a different track order, a more contemporary sounding production job, and some minor rearrangements of the material, the tracks on "Still Cyco Punk After All These Years" are generally pretty true to the original material from 1996. These are good quality punk/hardcore songs, but it´s up for discussion how necessary it was to re-record them, when the originals were already well performed and well produced. Sure this is an almost completely different lineup recording the material to the lineup who recorded the material for "Lost My Brain! (Once Again) (1996)", but that´s really not enough to justify the recording and release of "Still Cyco Punk After All These Years". A 3 - 3.5 star (65%) rating is still deserved though, as this is some good quality material, but personally I´d much rather listen to the originals.

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Get Your Fight On!

EP · 2018 · Crossover Thrash
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"Get Your Fight On!" is an EP release by US California based thrash/crossover/heavy metal act Suicidal Tendencies. The EP was released through Suicidal Records in March 2018. Although "Get Your Fight On!" is labelled an EP release by the band, it features 10 tracks and total playing time of 44:55 minutes.

The EP features two Cyco Miko covers (both re-recordings of tracks which originally appeared on Mike Muir´s 1996 solo album "Lost My Brain! (Once Again)", one The Stooges cover, three original Suicidal Tendencies tracks, and four different versions of the Suicidal Tendencies track "Get Your Fight On!". One version is the original studio version from the band´s 11th full-length studio album "World Gone Mad" from 2016, one is an acoustic version of the song, one is an instrumental version featuring a bass solo, and one is an instrumental version featuring a guitar solo.

Stylistically the material on the EP is Suicidal Tendencies as they´ve sounded on the last couple of releases. It´s quite the eclectic mix of crossover thrash, hardcore punk, and funky rhythms. Mike Muir´s vocals are as distinct sounding as ever and defines the band´s sound, but the instrumental part of their music is also very well performed by all involved.

The material is powerful and varied, and although I would normally not find four different versions of the same song on the same release very interesting, it actually works really well here. "Get Your Fight On!" may not be a groundbreaking release by Suicidal Tendencies, but it´s a good quality release well worth your time if you are a fan. A 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved.

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES World Gone Mad

Album · 2016 · Crossover Thrash
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"World Gone Mad" is the 11th full-length studio album by US, California based thrash/crossover/heavy metal act Suicidal Tendencies. The album was released through Suicidal Records in September 2016. It´s the successor to "13" from 2013, and features quite a few lineup changes compared to the predecessor. Rhythm guitarist Nico Santora has been replaced by Jeff Pogan, bassist Tim "RAWBIZ" Williams has been replaced by Ra Díaz, and drummer Eric Moore has been replaced by Dave Lombardo. Especially the addition of Lombardo has brought a lot of attention to the project as a result of the drummer´s former prolific stints with Slayer, Grip Inc., and Testament (among others...).

Stylistically "World Gone Mad" pretty much continues the crossover thrash metal style of it´s predecessor, but while Suicidal Tendencies sounded maybe just a slight bit rusty after their 13 years recording break between "Free Your Soul... and Save My Mind (2000)" and "13 (2013)", they seem to have found a bit more songwriting inspiration and energy before recording "World Gone Mad". "13 (2013)" was a great album, but they´ve just taken it up a notch on this one.

"World Gone Mad" opens with the energetic and pretty catchy "Clap Like Ozzy" and from there we´re treated to all the trademarks of Suicidal Tendencies. Energetic and aggressive hardcore/crossover thrash metal riffs and rhythms, mellow acoustic sections, the occasional funky bassline, skillful melodic lead guitar work, and of course Mike Muir´s distinct sounding vocals in front. They are as unique sounding as ever, but the creative magic of their early releases aren´t there in as large doses anymore. But that´s probably only natural considering how long they been active at this point. I know that may be perceived a a really negative statement and I can´t say it isn´t intended as such, but on the other hand there´s also something comforting about a seasoned act like Suicidal Tendencies delivering a solid quality effort where you pretty much know what you´re gonna get.

"World Gone Mad" is well produced and features a warm, powerful, and detailed production, which suits the material well. The music is as always well performed too, and upon conclusion "World Gone Mad" is another high quality release by Suicidal Tendencies. They definitely aren´t ready to retire just yet. A 3.5 - 4 star (75%) rating is deserved.

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